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I recently bumped into an article on the preprints server:

http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.2701v1

thrashing the idea that a (unit) vector of a Hilbert space can represent the state of a physical quantum system. One of the authors is a philosopher, the other a mathematician and. surprisingly, throughout the paper the mathematics of finite-dim. vector spaces (known to be improper for QM) is used. I don't think, however, that the lack of rigor in maths can be the point which turns their paper from a correct one into a wrong one.

Have a read of it, please, and tell me where they go wrong, if anywhere. (As a joking sidepoint: Is there a catholic formalism of QM, too, because the literature is flooded with protestant ones challenging the orthodox one??:D)

Thanks,

:)